UAVOS has deployed drones in aerial photography and multilevel magnetic prospecting surveys to collect data for pipeline construction.
The advanced technology has been successfully deployed for the company in Northern Europe.
Used across an area of around 150km, UAVOS’ drones covered the area twenty times faster than would have been possible on the ground, as well as being three times cheaper than traditional methods involving ground teams. Herewith, the Gas & Oil company has made considerable savings through gathered data accuracy. Moreover, this technology means geological prospecting can be undertaken at the most inaccessible areas, at any time of year.
Magnetic mapping surveys are a geological prospecting technique allowing initial information on rock formation and structure to be obtained by measuring the geomagnetic field at the surface.
The magnetic mapping using the UVH-170 unmanned helicopter has demonstrated efficiency of the drone-backed technology. Having been sufficiently maneuverable to fly at the required altitudes, ranging from 50 to 100 meters the UVH-170 flew for up to 5 hours, covering 350km, at a speed of up to 75km per hour. Moreover, the unmanned helicopter can operate in a wide range of temperatures from −30 to +40°C with windy conditions up to 14 mps.
Following the drone inspection, UAVOS’ mapping professionals provided the client with a detailed report which included high-definition orthomosaic images for import into GIS, Digital surface model (DSM) and digital terrain model (DTM) as well as 3D images to use them in planning the project construction.
Aliaksei Stratsilatau, Co-Founder and CEO of UAVOS, said: “The modern oil industry is inextricably linked with cutting-edge technologies. With the help of advanced solutions companies which operate in the Gas & Oil sector are optimizing their business processes, making them more efficient and safer for people and for the environment. Unmanned aircraft are opening up new approaches for oil workers in geological exploration and field development.”